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Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan).

Not just for Facebook friends: Message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact.

Group chats: Create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place.

Photos and videos: Shoot videos and snap selfies or other photos right from the app and send them with one tap.

Free calls: Talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply.)

Even more ways to message:
Bring your conversations to life with stickers.
Preview your camera roll photos and videos without leaving the conversation--then choose the perfect ones to send.
Record voice messages when you have more to say.

Extra features:
Know when people have seen your messages.
Forward messages or photos to people who weren't in the conversation.
Search for people and groups to quickly get back to them.
Turn on location to let people know when you're nearby.
See who's available on Messenger and who's active on Facebook.
Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break.
Stay logged in so you never miss a message.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Messenger uses location data to make features work, help people connect and more.

What's New in Version 126.0

We update the app regularly so we can make it better for you. Get the latest version for all of the available features and improvements. Thanks for using Messenger!


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Customer Reviews

Generally excellent but text editing bug.

Generally really useful, but if you have to go back and edit your message before sent, and it's quite a long message.
Especially if you have to do quite a long edit i.e.more than a word or two, it's awkward as it keeps jumping back to the bottom of the box before you have a chance to read the edit in context with the text you're inserting to.
Maybe this is not a problem with a larger screen such as iPad but it's not very user friendly when you have a lot to say.

I've never previously had any problems with this app, and I don't understand why so many slate it.
It was only 25 years ago I had to go down to the local telephone box (usually in the p***ing rain), write a letter, or actually visit someone to communicate with them, so instant text and video messaging to us lot of oldies is pure magic powered by electrickery!

Updates mess things up.

After every update there is always a problem I had not updated in ages and everything was fine but then they added the ability to play games with friends over messenger so I updated and straight away problems came.
The app took longer to load and I was lucky if it would fully load at all.

So the next update came out fixing the previous problem but now when I play certain games on the app the game is no longer in full screen basically making some games unplayable.

Voice calls come through even though my settings are at no sound

Right so my Facebook app tells me I have messages but I have to open another app to read them.
Sort yourselves out Facebook, give yourselves a shake and see that this is nothing but a step back in time.
The previous set up all in the one app has worked just fine for years, particularly for my needs.
Disgusted. And disappointed.
You really need to revisit this ASAP

Also now when my iPad is in night mode even though I have NO SOUND NOTIFICATIONS on this app, when my friends toddler was playing with her phone at 6am and rang twice my entire household was awoken.

This is my setting for FaceTime NOT FACEBOOK. I cannot stand the arrogance of Facebook telling us what we can and can't to in their quest for world domination.

Ignorant company - I do not even want voice and video messages but cannot turn them off.


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  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
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  • Version: 126.0
  • Size: 266 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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